At least eight people have been reported killed in an attack in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State, residents of the area have said.
The Chairman of Atyap Community Development Association, a community organization in the area, Sam Timbuwa, told journalists in Kaduna on Thursday.
Mr. Timbuwak said the attack happened on Wednesday at around nine in the morning
He said gunmen invaded the community from a nearby bush and started a shootout, killing eight people in the process.
He said five houses were damaged in the terrorist attack, and four people were also injured.
Mr. Timbuwak said security agencies arrived at the scene after the gunmen fled the area.
Despite being close to the scene of the incident, he deplored the late response of the security forces on the spot.
He appealed to the security agencies to fulfill their responsibilities and fish out those behind the attacks in the general areas.
Langson community in the same local government area was recently attacked and 10 people were killed, Mr. Timbuwak alleged.
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The Commissioner of State, Ministry of Homeland Security and Internal Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, could not immediately be reached for comment on the incident on Thursday evening.
In addition, the police State spokesman Muhammed Jalige could not be reached at his popular phone number Thursday afternoon.
Zangon Kataf in Southern Kaduna is one of the troubled areas terrorized by non-state actors as terrorists kill and kidnap residents for ransom. However, the latest military crackdown on terrorists is improving security across the state.
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